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  • Roasted burgers & Potatoes

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    VIDEO - Roasted burgers and potatoes

    This is not the prettiest dish, but it is probably in the top 5 for most Greek children. Simplicity and good ingredients is what elevates this “humble” dish.

  • Koulouri Thessalonikis

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    VIDEO - Traditional Greek sesame bagel. It is a typical breakfast snack for Greeks. It is great on its own, but also commonly consumed with cream cheese.

  • American Pancakes

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    American Pancakes with butter and maple syrup - VIDEO*

    It is a quick and easy recipe that you can make with your children on a Sunday morning.

  • Cheesecake

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    Cheesecake with vanilla and blackberry sauce

    Fluffy, creamy and delicious cheesecake. Not too sweet, just enough. Perfect accompany to your afternoon coffee

  • Club Sandwich

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    Club sandwich with chicken, bacon and cheese, served with crispy baked baby potatoes and sauce - VIDEO*

    Club sandwich for those who don't know is an upgraded sandwich, as it contains 3 slices of bread, with double the filling. Of course there is no one way to make this. This is how I make it

  • The 12 hour Lamb

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    As today is Easter and traditionally in Greece we eat lamb, I will show you how to make a 12 hour slow roast lamb that just melts in your mouth. I served mine with aubergine puree, baked baby potatoes, roast red peppers, tzatziki sauce and a crispy parmesan disc. The recipe for the lamb is inspired by my father, you can see his recipe at the bottom of this page.  

  • Mushroom soup (Magiritsa)

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    Mushroom soup with greens (Magiritsa)

    Traditionally Magiritsa is prepared in Greece, but instead of mushrooms, with Lamb offal. Magititsa is the Easter soup, which is eaten on Easter Eve right after church to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and to break the fast which lasted for 40 days. The next day on Easter Sunday nearly every household spin roasts a whole lamb. The Magirtisa version I will show you is a vegetarian version that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

  • Theo's Stir-fry

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    Theo's stir fry with vegetables and King Prawns - VIDEO*

    This is a suprisingly quick dish to prepare with endless variations. This can be prepared with any leftovers you have in the fridge. This is how I make it

  • Broccoli and Cauliflower salad

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    This is a really quick and healthy salad that will accompany great any meat or fish dish. 

    We all love a cheesy, creamy cauliflower baked in the oven, but we don’t need to add cream and cheese to make it tasty. Here is how it is done

  • Spaghetti Meatballs

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    This is a classic Italian dish,that everybody looks forward to. This is my interpretation. 

  • Crepes with chocolate

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    This is a really fast, simple and delicious snack to prepare in the morning. Kids love it and there are no rules as to what you can put in your crepes. 

  • Stuffed Mushrooms

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    I absolutely love mushrooms in any shape or form. Once combined with cream and cheese you have a heavenly blend. This is a great appetizer that will definitely impress your family and friends. I used Forestiere mushrooms, but really most mushrooms will do the trick.

  • Greek Salad

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    Greek salad, Horiatiki - VIDEO*

    Today the time has changed. We are officially heading towards summer. It is time to eat more and more Greek salads. This is a very easy salad to make and everyone should know how to make it.

  • Giouvarlakia

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    Giouvarlakia – Meat ball soup with egg and lemon sauce

    Today I will show you how to make Giouvarlakia, which is a Greek recipe. It consists of meatballs with rice and the soup is finished with an avgolemono (egg and lemon) sauce. It is definitely considered a comfort dish.

  • Galactobouriko

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    Galaktobourico, filo pastry stuffed with semolina custard, soaked in lemon and honey syrup

    This is by far my favourite Greek desert. It is really rich and sweet and the best way to have it is warm. This is not my recipe, but there is nothing I could fault with the recipe from Akis Petretzikis. The secret for success in this recipe is the quality of the butter, the eggs and the filo pastry.

  • Lentil Soup

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    Lentil Soup

    Living in the UK, I notice that everywhere you go they serve blended soup in a cup. I can understand the convenience for people who want to have it on the go, but sometimes you just need to spend a bit more time enjoying your food. This is a chunky, healthy and relatively quick soup to prepare.

  • Chicken Wrap

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    Chicken fillet wrap with roast peppers

    This is a quick and easy solution for a snack. It is inspired by Greek gyros which I will make some other time. The recipe below can be made with either chicken breast or thigh fillets, or a mixture of both. I used Greek pitas which are thicker and softer than the ones you find in supermarkets. You should be able to get these in any Greek Deli.

  • Mexican Tacos

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    Mexican Tacos with mince beef, guacamole and salsa

    A typical Mexican dish. There are countless of varieties and options in regards to the filling. It is definitely a sharing dish ideal for parties. This is my interpretation.

  • Triple Chocolate Cake

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    Triple chocolate cake with Mascarpone and coconut cream

    Today is my wife’s birthday, so I decided to make her a cake. She loves chocolate and coconut, so I think this cake was right up her alley. This is not my recipe, the recipe belongs to Akis Petretzikis who I really admire.

  • Guacamole

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    Guacamole is a very healthy dip and it is really quick and easy to make. It is great for dipping nachos or to accompany your Mexican recipes. 

  • Lasagne Theo's way

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    Lasagne is another favourite from my childhood. The Greek version (Pastitsio) is with Bucatini pasta, but the principle is the same. If you attempt this recipe from scratch like I did, be prepared to spend some hours in the kitchen. The result is totally worth it though.

  • Homemade Pizza

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    VIDEO - Everybody loves pizza. It is probably one of the most versatile dishes as there are thousands of variations and of course numerous of recipes for the dough. I will not try and convince you that my recipe is the traditional or the original as many do, but I promise you it will be really delicious and it will make you think twice before you order another pizza.

  • Linguine with Pink Sauce

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    There are some days were you need a quick and easy solution to feed your family. The sauce is ready by the time you boil your water and cook your pasta. I only noticed after I took the photos, that the main ingredients of my sauce are also “engraved” on my plate 

  • Celeriac Mash

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    I have only recently tried celeriac mash and I was really amazed by its delicate, velvety smooth flavour. I have always been a fan of mash potatoes, but this one accompanied by the right dish is amazing. It is also really simple to make.

  • My Perfect Omelette

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    Eggs are a great source of protein and there are numerous ways to cook them. It is our typical breakfast on the weekend and I like to experiment with different recipes, with the egg being the star. I will show you today how I make my perfect omelette.

  • Beef & Vegetable soup

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    I love soups….. I find soups are great because they always have to tell a story. This soup is another childhood favourite. I have developed the recipe over the years and it is ideal for a cold winter day… This is one of the recipes that the slower you cook the better the result and it always tastes better on the following day.

  • Chicken Stock

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    Today I want to talk about a basic recipe, which can be used in endless recipes and will bring your final dish on a different level. I will show you how to make beautiful chicken stock.

  • My Ultimate Burger

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    There are thousands of recipes for burgers out there, but my favourite is the one below. I like my burger to be herbal and lift it with my amazing sauce. By the way you can have a great tasting burger without the mayo…

  • Theo's Salad

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    VIDEO - This is one of my wife’s favourite salads. Of course there is no rule as to what to include in the body of the salad, but please try this dressing.

  • Orzoto with vegetables

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    Orzoto with mushrooms and asparagus

    This is a risotto with a twist, as instead of rice I have used orzo pasta. This has become really trendy in the last few years in Greece. I love the taste of Orzo pasta.

  • Linguine with Pesto

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    VIDEO - This is one of my favourite pasta dishes, as I love basil and is possibly one of the quickest ones to prepare. This should make enough sauce for a 500 gr packet of pasta. This recipe is 100 times better if you pick the basil from your back garden in the summer somewhere in the Mediterranean. Every time I go back home in Greece I cook this at least once, but living in “sunny” UK I have to rely on what is available here…

  • White Chicken Soup

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    I am going to start this journey with a dish that means a lot to me. It brings back a lot of memories from my childhood and was one of my favourite dishes my mother used to cook for me. It is really simple, but sometimes simplicity is the best way forward.

  • Baked chicken strips

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    Baked chicken strips with creamy potato mash

    This is a relatively simple dish to prepare. It is definitely much better than the frozen chicken nuggets you can buy in the supermarket and for sure a lot healthier. Try and make this with your kids as I am sure they will really enjoy it. Getting your kids involved with the cooking, is going to help them better understand the importance of the ingredients, the process and will help them try more things. My daughter Elena is still too young to help me in the kitchen (4 months old).

  • Ramen Soup

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    Theo’s Ramen noodle soup with tuna, prawns and vegetables

    I remember the first time I tried a bowl of Ramen in London, I fell in love ever since. I am aware that the “proper” Ramen requires hours and hours of preparation, the right ingredients and of course the right experience. I have tried it before to compose all the various elements (chicken fat, pork fat, Shio Tare, Katsuobushi salt, double soup, rye noodles, Menma and pork belly Chashu as per “Ivan Orkin”) and I spent 4 days of preparation, the end result was amazing, but realistically unless you have a Ramen restaurant it is probably a lot of work to do it “properly” on a regular basis. I have found the way below to make my Ramen relatively fast and really tasty.

  • Yemista

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    VIDEO - Stuffed tomatoes and peppers with rice and herbs

    If you have been in Greece for holidays, this is probably a dish you came across in any traditional Greek tavern. Yemista is a celebration of Greek summer, when vegetables are at their prime, every household prepares this dish. It is normally stuffed tomatoes and peppers with rice and herbs, but you might also find stuffed onions and courgettes. There is also a variation with beef and pork mince. When it comes to Yemista, I like mine orphans (no meat) and this is how I make them.

  • Chocolate Souffle

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    I don’t think there are many people who don’t like chocolate. Especially when it is in the form of a hot chocolate souffle with a moist center. The secret to any successful dessert comes down to the measurement of the ingredients and the quality of the ingredients.

  • Ratatouille

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    A classic French dish with many interpretations. I “copied” the one from the pixar movie. It is obviously a recipe that requires tender love and time to prepare. It is a great way to inspire your kids to get involved with the cooking and also eat the vegetables (just make sure they watch the movie the day before).

  • Arakas

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    Arakas, Peas with carrots and potatoes in a tomato sauce

    This is another classic Greek “home dish”, which is really quick and easy to prepare. It falls under the category of “Ladera” (dishes with emphasis on the olive oil) , it is vegetarian and it is a “quick” solution when there is no time to cook.

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